Sia has started his career in bridge engineering followed by a stint in a civil/water design practice before dedicating his time fully to STS Structural Engineering ltd. STS was initially set up as a Design and Build Company in 1991. Since then the company has evolved into a specialist structural engineering and architectural consultancy. Has many years’ experience in designing and detailing steel, concrete, timber and masonry structures and seeing them through from initial design stages through to completion.
Runs a team of competent engineers and architects delivering a fully integrated service to our clients to include architectural design, planning, structural design and project management and construction oversight.
Graduated Civil Engineering in 2003 at Kingston University followed by an MSc in Structural Engineering at the University of Surrey. Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Structural Engineers (CEng MIStructE)
Joined STS Structural Engineering part-time in 2002 and full-time since 2007 as a Technical Director. Running a team of architects and engineers specialising in small to mid-scale new-build and refurbishment projects in and around London. Thrives on designing and detailing complex structures in masonry, timber, steel and concrete. Has a keen interest in preserving and enhancing historic buildings and expanding his knowledge in building techniques including structural repairs, basements (incl piles, underpinning, retaining walls, rafts), glass facades, sustainability as well as project management, contracts and CDM.
In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, sailing and watching Peppa Pig with his daughter!
Graduated Civil Engineering in 1964 at Civil and Structural Engineering Faculty, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
His major skills are: Negotiating New Contracts, Project and Construction Management, Implementation of Energy Efficiency for Buildings, Design and Supervision, Reconstruction of Buildings etc.
Aleksandar has worldwide professional experience in former Yugoslavia, Zambia, UK, U.A.E, China, Hungary, Iraq, Uganda, Nigeria etc.
Consultant, BSc,CEng, FICE, FCIWEM
Graduated with master degree from University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture, she gained work experience in various design companies. She has been working in the field of architectural design for more than 10 years as a licensed architect of conceptual and major projects of different types of facilities (residential, office buildings, hotels, distribution and industrial facilities).
She has been working in STS Structural Engineering Ltd since November 2007 as a senior architect. Her work has been focused on a variety of mainly residential developments, including historic listed buildings. She also had been involved in challenging projects of religious objects and hotels.
During her career, she participated in a series of competition entries.
In her free time, she enjoys in natural surroundings, cycling, hiking, rowing… Travelling, meeting people and different cultures are also her passion.
Jugoslava gained a master degree in Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade and since has built up a comprehensive portfolio of projects . She had a chance to work on various international projects during several professional workshops and design studios in Italy, Serbia and Tunisia.
In 2008 Jugoslava joined STS Structural Engineering Ltd. Here experience includes number of high and residential refurbishments and new builds, both in central London and rural areas. The successful completion of these projects and good relationships formed with clients has resulted in repeat work time and time again.
Jugoslava’s passion for Architecture, eye for detail, extensive technical knowledge and a great understanding of material use has enabled a number of projects to be completed to an exceptional standard, on time and on budget.
Architect / Project Manager
Natasa joined STS Structural Engineering Ltd in 2010, to help grow the team and expand our residential and commercial design services further.
She graduated with master degree in architecture at Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade in 2008.
After graduation she worked at INGOT Studio on residential and commercial projects, as well as Urban planning projects.
Committed to client and user focused solutions, she was the right person to became part of the STS Structural Engineering team.
Her attention to detail and adept understanding of clients planning requirements held her create cohesive and engaging design.
Loves travel, adventures, photography, modern art, meeting new people but most of all loves to play hide and seek with her son and niece.
In 2009, Nevena obtained Master degree from Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade. She was awarded by the Regional Chamber of Commerce South-Western Serbia for achieving extraordinary results during studies.
As her great passion is bioclimatic and sustainable architecture, she was enrolled in several academic courses at Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon, Portugal and at Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Nevena joined STS Structural Engineering in August 2013. Through her employment she has worked on a various projects ranging from a small private commissions to large-scale residential, commercial to public buildings, as well as the preservation and conservation of listed buildings.
She is deeply interested in research of innovation in architecture, creating symbiotic design compounding art and architecture and also intelligent and driven architecture.
Architect / Project Manager
Nikola Topalov was born in 1983 in Belgrade, Serbia. He graduated with the highest grade from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade in 2008, with a degree Diploma Engineer of Architecture (d.i.a.). During his studies and after graduation he has worked on numerous projects as an assistant architect, one of which has received an award for architecture at the 35th Architecture Exhibition in Belgrade. In 2012 Nikola has received a Master of Architecture diploma from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He is the recipient of a number of prizes, among which is the Henry Adams Medal awarded by the American Institute Of Architects (AIA) to the top-ranking graduating student in each architecture program, as well as the student with the highest potential in professional development.
Nikola has great passion for music and all visual arts, without which his architecture could not exist.
Some of Nikola’s artwork is available for viewing at ntopalov.blogspot.com.
Nikola works with STS since 2014 as an architect and a project manager.